Valdés y de Flores, Cayetano

VALDÉS Y DE FLORES, Cayetano, Spanish naval officer (b 28 Sept 1767, Seville, Spain; d 6 Feb 1835, Cádiz, Spain). He explored the INSIDE PASSAGE commanding the Mexicana and circumnavigated VANCOUVER ISLAND in summer 1792, accompanying Dionisio ALCALÁ-GALIANO in the Sutil. He returned to Spain in 1793 and commanded various warships; he was seriously wounded in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He later played a leading role in political affairs in Spain and was imprisoned and exiled for his...

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